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I have a 2000 Ford Explorer and driving today the dash battery light came on and the gauge on the dash indacated battery was not charging, I looked at the belts and they seem to be tight and I put a voltage tester on the battery and it read 12.2 amps off and a little less when it was running, the battery is maintenance free and the green indictator lite on the battery is green, it there another way to check and see if the alternator is producting charging amps? The ford has 115,000 miles on it.

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It needs a alternator because with it running the meter needs to read 13.5 to 14.5 volts

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